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Van sales up 11.2% for first half of 2013

Published on Thursday 11 July 2013 in Van News

As the Summer hots up, so does buyers appetite for vans with sales up over 11% for the first half of 2013, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders . Ford remains in pole position buoyed by its tranche of new vehicle launches and improvements, this trend looks set to continue when the new Ford Transit Connect becomes available later this year. Hot on the wheels of Ford in the van sales stakes are Volkswagen and Vauxhall.

The healthy demand for commercial vehicles and growing sales, according to the Chief Executive of the SMMT reflects, "Strong business confidence and commitment". At Vanarama we agree, "The very fact that our customers, people in jobs like building, landscaping and farming, are willing to invest in vans is testament to the fact that there is a growing positivity in the economy. It's not just the Andy Murray effect!" jokes Andy Alderson, managing director. Andy continues, "I've recently been lucky enough to test drive the Ford Transit Connect 2014 - it's a truly impressive van and Vanarama customers will be amongst the first to be able to drive one, as we have 75 coming our way and available for order at the end of the summer."

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